Archive | February, 2013

Winterfest Wonderland

28 Feb

Last weekend Brandon and I got to experience Winterfest in Healy and Denali Park.
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The kick off for the Winterfest started on Thursday at Tri Valley School where they had an ice sculptor carving two Vikings out of a block of ice. During the day, the students got to go carve their own block of ice while watching the ice sculptor worked on his masterpiece. 20130228-121431.jpg20130228-121446.jpg
The finished Vikings were pretty cool! You could actually stand in the Vikings so it made it look like you were the Viking.
Friday the ice carver did an ice carving for the town of Healy at the community center.
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Saturday, Brandon and I headed down to Denali National Park to continue the Winterfest celebration down there. They had delicious FREE food down there – reindeer sausages, seafood chowder, chili, yummy baked goods, and hot coffee!! (I forgot to take a picture of the reindeer sausage that I ate. By the time I remembered to take a picture, I had already inhaled it. Lol.)

At the park they had lots of activities for the kids to do. Brandon and I enjoyed watching.

The park rangers had also brought down several of the sled dogs from the kennel. You could practice putting the dogs in their sledding harnesses or putting the booties on their feet. I just enjoyed lovin’ on the doggies! 🙂
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The ice carver was at the park on Saturday doing one last ice sculpture for the area. In Fall 2012, US mint introduced a new line of quarters, National Park quarters. Denali National Park was of course presented with a really neat quarter of a Dall Sheep on it. So of course, it was quite appropriate for the ice carver to do a sculpture of this quarter. 20130228-123044.jpg
Gorgeous!

Saturday night we continued the Winterfest festivities at the Community Center with a free chili feed and live bands.

Taylor thoroughly enjoyed her chili and bread bowl. Lol!20130228-123233.jpg
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We got to listen to a band called Kentucky Tundra. Heehee. I thought that was quite ironic. Didn’t quite compare to the Handy Fest, but they were entertaining. 🙂20130228-123647.jpg

We had a great time at the Winterfest!

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I will eventually get around to blogging about our adventure down in Big Lake at the Iron Dog races but I am having major sinus pressure issues right now so I’m going back to bed!

Love to all!!
Bethany

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Meow Monday!

25 Feb

I caught Annabelle and Ruby both looking like zombie yesterday. Lol. I think they were enjoying that wonderful warm sun way too much! Haha.

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Meow Monday!

18 Feb

Annabelle and Ruby staring at me in the bathroom. Lol.

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The Whitmore-Lingerfelt clan had a great weekend! I will share more about our weekend on a later day.

Love to all!
B

Meow Monday!

11 Feb

Happy Annabelle!

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Sleeping Ruby!

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Love,
B

Snowshoeing part 2

11 Feb

Brandon and I went snowshoeing in Denali National Park on Sunday. The hike was extremely tiring but definitely fun!

We started out at the Winter Visitors Center at the Park & snowshoed to Horseshoe Lake.

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Absolutely breathtaking views on our hike!

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The weather was perfect! I’m so glad I layered. As we were walking I had to strip off layers because I began to sweat! About 10 minutes in to our hour and a half hike I had to take off my gloves, my scarf, and my balaclava. Haha.

(Brandon snowshoed to the middle of Horseshoe Lake!)

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Brandon thought I was going to die. Lol. I was breathing so hard and my face was beet red! Haha. BUT I survived and was very proud of us after we finished the hike.

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After we got home, Brandon was showing my mom the trail map and where we snowshoed…little did we know..we actually snowshoed on a black trail (meaning the most difficult). Agh!! After finding that out Brandon and I were like, “Heck yea! We kicked butt!” Haha.

Love to all!!
Bethany

Snowshoeing!

8 Feb

I got to go snowshoeing for the first time yesterday. The school has snowshoes available for all the students and teachers to use. I went with 1st & 3rd graders. It was so fun!! 🙂

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Meow Monday!

4 Feb

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Love to all!
Bethany